Re: Trinity College OM headstock decoration.
It was somewhere about the middle of last year that you could no longer get a new model with anything but the Celtic cross, so likely the change was late 2010/early 2011 and just took a bit to filter through the retail channels.
I think it's somewhat gaudy, myself, and would prefer the older style knot.
1918 Gibson A, "Lillian";
1940s (?) Kay A style f hole - currently down for a refret and fretboard re-profile, my first attempts (with guidance) at lutherie.
1981 Washburn M7SN (2 point);
2011 Eastman 504, "Belle";
2012 Lafferty mahogany octave mandolin;
2012 Emando (Saga), "Hank"
1 husband, 2 dogs, 4 chickens.